Tag Archives: Eve Golden

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Some People . . .

Ethel Merman in Gypsy on the cover of Playbill. So Barbra Streisand is still talking about playing Mama Rose in Gypsy. Now, I love Babs, but she is 74, and when Dainty June and Rose Louise went into vaudeville in … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Music, Stage | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Theresa Harris

  An image of Theresa Harris from PM magazine, Oct. 29, 1949, listed on EBay for $60. Lena Horne was an angry, angry woman—she felt that if she’d been white she’d have had the career of Rita Hayworth or Doris … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Blossom Seeley — The Other Sophie Tucker

  Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields in a Vitaphone short.   TCM recently showed the fascinating pre-Code Broadway Thru a Keyhole, with an amazing cast including poor Russ Columbo Texas Guinan, and Blossom Seeley. Bizarrely, Blossom was not given a … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Stage | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Mephisto

  A postcard of Igo Sym listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $6. So I’m watching this 1927 German silent film, Café Elektric, starring Marlene Dietrich as a ne’er-do-well spoiled rich girl. And I am charmed by the … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Castles on the Air

  Eve Golden’s biography of Vernon and Irene Castle. I am operating on the assumption that none of you have read my 2007 biography of Vernon and Irene Castle—that book laid an ostrich-sized egg. Three dogs and a cat bought … Continue reading

Posted in 1915, Books and Authors, Dance, Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Meine damen und herren, Viktor und Viktoria!

  Renate Müller in Viktor und Viktoria. I have never been a big Blake Edwards fan. The one time I encountered him he was very unpleasant, and even before that I’d never cared for most of his films—I feel his … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: ‘Green Acres’ was genius. I will not entertain counter-arguments

Arnold the Pig in a musical moment. Too many people think of Green Acres as just another hick sitcom, like Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies (though to be fair, The Beverly Hillbillies could sometimes be genuinely funny). But Green … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Television | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Eve Golden’s Radio Theater: Rich Conaty’s ‘Big Broadcast’

Photos of Rich Conaty courtesy of WFUV.     I am hijacking the usual YouTube Theater for a tribute to Rich Conaty, who hosted The Big Broadcast radio show—playing hits of the 1920s and ’30s—since 1973. He died of cancer … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Music, Radio | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Poor Judy Tyler. Poor ambitious, talented, dead Judy Tyler

  Los Angeles Times, July 5, 1957, Judy Tyler and her husband are killed in a car accident. There have been a lot of careers cut short just as they were starting: from Clarine Seymour to James Dean to the … Continue reading

Posted in 1957, Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Who Knew Dick Shawn Could Sing?

  A still of Dick Shawn and Renee Taylor in “The Producers,” listed as Buy It Now on EBay for $10. Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Does 1971 Count As An ‘Old Movie?’

A scene from The Boy Friend. Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already written. I hope so, because this is one of my half-dozen very favorite movie musical … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Any Movie Would Have Been Better if it Starred Jimmy Durante and Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez and Jimmy Durante in Hollywood Party. I’ve already written here about the great Lupe Velez, but my friend Stephen reminded me that we have a theory that any movie would have been better if it had starred Lupe … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: That Girl In The Satin Dress! She Kills Me!

  A poster for “Rufus Jones for President.”   Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already written. Ever see Rufus Jones for President? Calling it “quite a pip” … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: ‘I Will Be Really Impressed If You’ve Heard of Billie Carleton’

  Billie Carlton in a Pathe newsreel. Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already written. Well, have you? She was a rising British stage starlet in the 1910s … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Stage | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Talking About Talkies

A program for “The Jazz Singer” at Chicago’s Garrick Theatre (d. 1960), listed on EBay at $141.53. If you tell me that The Jazz Singer was “the first talkie,” I will have to punch you in the throat. I know … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: The Party’s Over Now

  A Belgian poster for “Humoresque,” listed on EBay for $6.99.   I am going to spoil two films for you, so stop reading now if you have not seen What Price Hollywood? (1932) and Humoresque (1946). Lowell Sherman and … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Betty Grable Was Just Adorable

Betty Grable in an undated publicity shot. Betty Grable’s one of those people—a long list—I’d love to write a book about, but can’t. Her daughters were really nice, but said “we just don’t want to go through all that again,” … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Why Jayne Mansfield Really Was Divoon

Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield in a still from “Kiss Them for Me,” listed on EBay at $8.99. If Jayne Mansfield had died in 1957 instead of 1967, she’d be remembered as one of the most talented and promising actresses … Continue reading

Posted in Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Annie-Pie

A publicity photo of Ann Miller, listed on EBay for $28.88. My friend Donna hates Ann Miller—hates her—so I apologize to Donna in advance for this piece. But I love Annie. She was bright and glittery and silly and unlike … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Well, Here Is the Damndest Film You’ll Ever See

  “Cigarette Life!” A deathless line from “Tomato Is Another Day.” I offer for your bewilderment Tomato Is Another Day (1930), seven of the weirdest minutes ever committed to film. It was never widely shown (for obvious reasons) and was … Continue reading

Posted in 1930, Eve Golden, Film, Hollywood | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments